A woman drug peddler arrested in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Oct 29 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir police today arrested a woman drug peddler in the outskirts of the city, a senior police officer said.

He said on a tip-off Hazratbal police arrested a woman drug peddler Hameeda from Pantha chowk area on Srinagar-Jammu national highway.

Hameeda has been arrested a number of times in the past for selling drugs, including charas and brown sugar to youths. However, each time she managed her release on bail only to join the banned trade again.

Finally, an arrest warrant was issued against her under the provisions of Prevention of illicit traffic in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substance Act 1988.

However, she was evading arrest for the past two months, the officer said and added that today she was arrested and detained in Central jail for a period of one year.

This is for the first time that a drug peddler has been detained under the Act in the valley, where banned crops over thousands of kanals of land has been destroyed by police and Excise department during this summer in south and central Kashmir.

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